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Configurable Computing Lab FPGA Reliability Studies

Radiation Testing

The Kintex 7 FPGA was used in a Multi-Gigabit Transceiver (MGT) design made especially for radiation testing. An MGT consists of a transmitter and a receiver that exchange information with serial bit rates over 1 Gigabit/second. As shown in the figure, both a radiation gun and a cooling system are aimed at the FPGA chip to perform tests analyzing the reliability of SRAM based reconfigurable designs in the presence of high radiation as might be experienced in space.

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